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Improving Body After Childbirth

Improving Body After Childbirth


How to get in shape after childbirth?

After childbirth, there were many changes in women’s bodies. First thing we are thinking about when getting pregnant is how we will gain weight, but unfortunately it’s not the only thing we should be worried about. Also our skin and breasts gonna change during pregnancy and after. Having a newborn at home not gonna give us a lot of time to take care of ourselves, but there is no reason to not trying!

 

What are the problems found on the bodies of women after childbirth and how to overcome them?

 

Scars and stretchmarks

“Key to making the scar less noticeable is a the way to handle it from the outset”

said Debra Jaliman, MD, clinical instructor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City.

Research has shown that the active ingredient in a topical gel mederma consisting of onion extract, helps reconstitute collagen in the skin and soften scars. Gel is safe to use during breastfeeding or pregnant and most effectively used for scars occurring under one year, but it can minimizing scars that have been around for eight years.

Other procedures performed in doctor’s office such as laser treatments and steroidinjections usually give better results, faster, but more expensive. Moisturizers can help skin look younger, and massage can soften new scars. However, do not use the product Vitamin E.

“Vitamin E can not change skin collagen, nor is there evidence that topical vitamin that has any impact”

 said Stephen Metzinger, MD, a plastic surgeon at Children’s Hospital, in New Orleans.

“Although the density can be restored through plastic surgery, do not actually have to use a scalpel to make him just a little tight” 

said Aron Kressel, MD, chief of plastic surgery at Metropolitan Hospital, in New York City.

Retin-A cream can help remove stretch marks skin. Retin-A to build collagen, tightenskin collagen is damaged when interested. Side effects include temporary redness,skin peeling, and dry.

Microdermabrasion, a procedure where small crystals are used to delete top layer skin and stimulates collagen production, can treat stretch marks is longer. In addition, the FDA recently approved laser treatment to add pigment older skin cells, causing the skin stretch marks which has long been able to blend with skin around.

Doctor prescribes bleaching creams such as steroids and tretinoin, better own use or in combination. Many patients experience an improvement in several weeks.However, this cream may cause temporary redness, skin peeling and dry skin.These creams should not be used while nursing or pregnant.

Procedure called glycolic can be done in the doctor’s office to help remove top layerof skin. Beauty products without a prescription containing hydroquinone 2 percent orlicorice extract may also reduce discoloration. Do not forget to use sunscreen tomaintain the results. Quickest ways is to use makeup to cover blemishes.

Breasts

“Exercise will not improve size of bra, because the breast tissue is fat, not muscle.But exercise can change the pectoral muscles around the breast, making it up, andmake the appearance more fresh” 

said Courtney Barroll, a personal trainer atEquinox Fitness Clubs, in New York City.

Some exercises that can be done include: push-ups, lifting your chest and lay on your back, pull-overs, and chest compression.We recommend consult your doctor before perform sports after childbirth. Do not use cream breast fasteners, for there is no evidence of such creams can tighten skin or restore elasticity.

Procedure called glycolic can be done in the doctor’s office to help remove top layerof skin. Beauty products without a prescription containing hydroquinone 2 percent orlicorice extract may also reduce discoloration. Do not forget to use sunscreen tomaintain the results. Quickest ways is to use makeup to cover blemishes ormakeup.

Alternatively, try a push-up position, balance weight on the arm. Place a towel underthe foot, and when you pull your stomach, slide your knees toward your chest. Performtwo sets of 5-8 repetitions, three times a week. Apply up to three sets.

 

Landscape Blood Vessels

As many as 40% of pregnant women experience dilation of blood vessels near the surface of the skin or varicose veins, most often in the calf and thigh.

“Heredity, hormones and pressure vein when the pregnancy was the cause. Varicescan improve after childbirth, but it will not lost completely” 

said Dr. Masterson.

The procedure can help diebut sclerotherapy, the procedure of injecting the affectedveins with a solution that causes the veins to close, then fade or disappear within about two weeks. Usually, it takes more than a single session, and advised to wait at least six months after childbirth. Temporary side effects which include stinging at the injection site, muscle cramps and reddish or brown spots.

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